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Multibody sheet-metal problem

Question asked by 1-AF5LOB on Nov 24, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2009 by Pankaj Bir


Nearly all the parts I create are sheet metal parts most of which are the same thickness and have the same bend parameters. I work mainly in context so I use the same default template all the time.


I don’t want to use multi body parts because the way I see it one body equals one part which means one part name/number in one file and the manufacturing side of my system can not handle multi body parts anyway. So i don't mind turning the function off. 


In Solidworks 2009 I set up a template which contained the sheet-metal tree entry containing the thickness and parameters and some part properties.


Now when I use this template instead of picking up these details and using them it inserts a second sheet-metal body with its own sets of parameters which isn’t what I want and it stop my export to manufacturing software process from working.


Does anyone know how to either:


Disable multi body parts so my template works correctly again (how it does in 2009)?


Set the default parameters of a sheet metal part so that it doesn’t use the last used parameters?


Any other feasible work round?